Mandalay Art Tour

See the artistic side of Myanmar's last Royal Capital.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Yangon

●     Sightseeing

Being an ancient city of Myanmar and later colonized by the British as early as in the 19th century A.D, Yangon is a city where you can discover the western architectural buildings and eastern cultural heritages together in the same place.

In the afternoon of the very first day of your visit, our program for you starts with exploring Hla Day, a shop with a wonderful decoration where you can buy a variety of handmade and recycled products, traditional dresses, bags and accessories which are beautifully created. Sustainability is our paramount commitment and Hla Day is one of the ideal destinations throughout our program.

Afterwards, as an introduction to the culture of Myanmar, you will be exploring famous Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the landmark of Myanmar. The traditional religious way of paying homage to the pagoda by native Myanmar people can be experienced and also the various vendors selling flowers and ornaments, accessories and offerings to the pagoda can be found to be your keen interest.

Day 2

Yangon - Mandalay

●     Sightseeing

You will be leaving for Mandalay by the morning flight which takes around one and a half hour to start your journey of Art Tour in the heart of Myanmar. Upon arrival, you will be exploring the Mandalay Royal Palace of late Myanmar Kings and feel the majestic atmosphere of monarchical rule of last Myanmar Kingdoms.

In the evening, Mandalay Hill will be your destination to indulge yourself with the panoramic view of Mandalay City under the rays of the setting sun. Photos taken from Mandalay Hill to the surrounding areas with tropical landscapes will be valuable assets for your future painting projects at home.

Day 3

Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (66 km, two hours’ drive by car)

●     Sightseeing and Outdoor Drawing

After your breakfast, you will be leaving for Pyin Oo Lwin, also known as City of Flowers, a small town on a hilly region with a nice cold weather just two hours’ drive from Mandalay. The town, named for Colonel (later Major General) James May of the 5th Bengal Infantry stationed there in 1886, served as the summer capital during the British administration. Along the way, you can feel the changes of temperature and surrounding environment as Pyin Oo Lwin situates at at an elevation of about 3,450 feet (1,050 metres).

By arriving there, you can enjoy the gardenic beauties of the town and its panoramic neighborhoods. Feel the cold weather, see the historic British colonial style buildings, touch the living style of various native people comprising with Myanmar, Shan, Pa Oh, Indian, Gurkha and taste their local foods.

After your Lunch, enjoy outdoor drawing within the beautiful town Pyin Oo Lwin together with native artists to be a pleasant experience for your lifetime. Our Art Tour program is designed to contribute to the community development of Art industry in Myanmar by acquiring international exposure and generating income to the stakeholders of the industry. Our ideal concept of outdoor drawings for you together with local artists is to widen your social network in art community, to explore the style, skill and perception of Myanmar artists, to do friendly discussions and to exchange ideas and concepts.

Day 4

Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay - Amarapura

●     Study Tour on local weaving houses and Outdoor Drawing

After your breakfast, you will be coming back to Mandalay and proceeding to Amarapura, a small town down south of Mandalay with a distance of one hour’s drive by car. Amarapura is a small town with traditional weaving houses and you are going to discover the unique way of weaving by local people.

Again, under the evening sun, enjoy outdoor drawing to capture the amazing beauty of U Bein Bridge, the long wooden bridge built 200 years ago.

Day 5

Mandalay - Yangon

●     Outdoor drawing and Study Tour on Tapestry and Gold Leaf Production Houses

After your breakfast, you will be enjoying outdoor drawing, capturing the unique view of ancient city together with native artists.

After your lunch, you will be on your sightseeing tour to explore the uniqueness of Traditional Myanmar Tapestry and the production of Gold Leaf that is to be offered to God Buddha as per the religious belief of Myanmar Buddhist Community.

●     Departure for Yangon

Day 6

Departure

●     Free and easy and departure